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romney. >> reporter: it's rare maryland gets this much attention during the presidential primary. and maryland republicans warmly welcomed mitt romney. >> the president said, by the way, that if he was newly elected and didn't turn the economy around in 1 to five years, he would be looking to turn around. we're here to collect. >> reporter: significant because this is the home of former governor ehrlich, who is chairman of romney's campaign. >> i contribute that to ehrlich. >> i think he's precisely the type of republican that romney wants to be associated with. so even though maryland won't go for mitt romney in november. >> while some criticize romney for a lack of passion. >> come out and vote for romney. vote early. >> reporter: it's the kind of momentum he needs, building on a big win in illinois. >> i think our country absolutely needs an experienced businessman. >> i feel like of everyone, he's been straightforward. >> as i have gone across the country, i have been more optimistic because of the patriotism i hear, the passion for america, the innovative experience of our p
to woo the 37 delegates maryland represents, got voters to the polls early. >> whether it's romney or santorum or ron paul or newt gingrich. we have four people. and that's a lot to choose from. >> i think the overall political and economic situation just puts a lot more pressure on -- you gotta get out and vote, you know, to make the changes that i think we need. >> reporter: texas congressman ron paul appeared at a town hall meeting in college park last night. on tuesday, newt gingrich made stops in annapolis and salisbury. mitt romney's campaign led by former governor bob ehrlich, visited arbutus. by afternoon, 60,000 cast ballots. the polls are open until 8:00 tonight. i'm pat warren. back to you on tv hill. >> pat, thank you. stay with wjz for complete coverage of campaign 2012. we'll bring you the latest on the candidates and the results during maryland's april 3rd primary. >>> the mega millions jackpot is the biggest ever. and it is not stopping there. the winner will now receive -- eye feel like we need a drum roll. $540 million. thank you, kai. lottery officials decided to
the children narrowly escaped the storm. >>> mitt romney gains momentum. and why his opponents report backing down. >>> opening day here at pimlico. i'm jessica kartalija. a preview of the season hed -- ahead. and the 137th running of the preakness stakes. >>> is there a warmup in our weekend forecast? bernadette will woo -- will have the answer in our first warning weather. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> mittiom heney -- mitt romney's lead continues to grow. but his opponents are not backing down. and danielle nottingham is at the white house with tonight's campaign 2012 report. >> reporter: mitt romney took the stage in wis wiss, with -- wisconsin, with one of that state's best lawmakers. he picked up the endorsement of paul ryan, a conservative known for taking a tough line on government sphendzing. >> in -- spending. in this person, we have a man with a personal conviction. right kind of experience. . >> reporter: he joins a list of people who are lining up to support romney, including former president george h.w. bush. besides that, rick santorum says he will fight to the finish. campaigning
: early voting started saturday fresh off a visit last week by former massachusetts governor mitt romney who's campaign is headed by bob ehrlich. rick santorum's campaign is also penciled in for tuesday. and ron paul holds a meeting at university park on tuesday. it's a lot more attention than republicans are hoping to receive, but they're paying close attention. >> whether it's romney or santorum or ron paul or newt gingrich. we have four people and that's a lot to choose from. and sometimes it's hard but you have to listen to it all. >> reporter: political analysts richard bats of romney supporters say there are some things to be gained by making a showing here. >> maryland is considered a very, very left wing state. but the republicans even if you won't know this from election rhetoric, the candidates are pretty moderate. >> reporter: but the message is appealing for conservatives as well. there are 37 delegates up for grabs and it will not be determined after the primary who gets how many. reports live from annapolis, i'm pat warren, now back to you. >> thank you. primary election da
now, that is up almost 30 cents at $3.87. >>> it's a head-to-head battle in illinois, with mitt romney and rick santorum. they are spending the day, trading barbs over each other's plans. randall pinkston reports from the white house. >>> mitt romney took the podium in chicago. >> this election is going to be about principal. our economic froiment. freedom will be on the ballot. >> reporter: first, romney faces rick santorum in tuesday's tuesday's illinois primary. romney is fresh from a win in puerto rico. and new poll numbers say he is leading santorum by seven points in illinois. but he's not taking any chances. the former governor is quick to point out why he is the better choice for the republican party. >> i'm running for president in part because i have the experience and the vision to get us out of this mess. >> reporter: romney is linking santorrum to president obama, calling both men economic lightweights. santorum is pushing back. >> you hear him talk about i created jobs in the private sector. but he didn't do anything in massachusetts that created an environment of jobs. w
. >>> voters are casting ballots in the illinois primary. it's a two-man race between mitt romney and rick santorum for the presidential nomination. in tonight's 2012 report, danielle nottingham reports. >> illinois republicans are picking the gop candidate they want to challenge president obama. >> i hope romney takes illinois. i really do. i think right now, he's probably the best qualified. >> like santorum, he seemed like a more traditional and conservative candidate. >> reporter: mitt romney and rick santorum spent the past few days pounding the pavement in illinois. romney continues to make the case that he's the best candidate to win back the white house. >> together, we're going to get the job done. i'm going to get the nomination. we'll defeat barack obama. >> santorum had to do damage control after saying he didn't care about the unemployment rate. >> occasionally, you say some things you wish you had a do- over. >> reporter: mitt romney is expected to do well in suburban chicago neighborhoods like this one. while rick santorum is expected to do well with conservatives. >> you do
this week in june. >>> mitt romney, the front runner in the republican presidential contest, grabs another key endorsement. former president george h.w. bush plans to endorse romney at an event in houston. >>> and the former president isn't the only bush behind romney. first lady barbara bush recorded -- endorsed him. and former governor jeb bush endorse the romney last week. this shows that the republican party is uniting behind romney as pressure builds for challengers to drop out. >>> for those other candidates like ron paul, say, not so fast. the gop hopeful will hold a town hall meeting tonight at the university of maryland. paul was set to speak on the college park camp us. paul is in last place. delegates of all four candidates in the race. >>> maryland's primary election is tuesday, april 3rd. stay with wjz for complete coverage. campaign 2012 will continue to bring you the latest on air and online at >>> in today's wjz healthwatch. march's colorectal awareness month. more -- many cases are diagnosed every month. and 56,000 people die every year. but proper screening can h
mitt romney and later held a town hall meeting. the former senator is riding high off a pair of victories in alabama and mississippi. and sounds confident about the road ahead. >> reporter: romney is working to slow down santorum's surge and will visit puerto rico later this week. romney's campaign and supporters have already spent more than $3 million on tv ads in illinois, ahead of that state's primary next week. romney doesn't just have the money. he is way ahead in the delegate race. he has collected more than all of the other gop white house hopefuls combined. >> reporter: santorum supporters are pushing newt gingrich to drop his presidential bid, in hopes of cutting into that lead. gingrich finished second in tuesday's contest and shows no sign he's ready to quit. >> is that the elite media's effort to convince the nation that mitt romney is inevitable, just collapsed. >> reporter: the former house speaker is campaigning in illinois. he insists he's the best choice to challenge president obama in the fall. at the white house, danielle nottingham, wjz eyewitness news. >>
nottingham reports for wjz, mitt romney is choosing to solidify his front runner stat -- status. >> reporter: voters in stubenville, ohio, are casting their ballots for a gop presidential nominee. ohio is taking center stage for the 10 states holding super tuesday contests. the head-to-head battle prompted some democrats to weigh in. students for bertha moore are voting for santorum. >> it was not much change, you know. unemployment is terrible. >> reporter: mitt romney will vote in the massachusetts primary later today. this morning, he appeared via satellite at the national conference for apec, a pro- israel lobbying group. >> i'm sorry that my super tuesday travel schedule prevents me from being with you in person. >> santorum went to washington to make his speech in person. >> as you may know, this is a somewhat important day in my life today. >> reporter: 419 delegates are up for grabs. that's more than one-third of the total needed to clinch the gop nomination. >> reporter: newt gingrich rallied supporters in huntsville, alabama. voters there won't go to the polls until next week. but
in both states. mitt romney who turned 65 today, is hoping the south will deliver a birthday gift. >> i just want to say thanks to you forgiving me this birthday present i am hoping to unwrap tomorrow. >> reporter: he made a brief stop in mobile alabama before taking a brief time off to celebrate his birthday. a cbs new york times poll show they pick santorum over romney by a small margin but most polls say romney will be the eventual nominee. newt gingrich and ron paul trail further behind. the primaries are critical for gingrich who spoke at an energy sum misin biloxi mississippi. >>> we need profound change in washington i am the one candidate who has a clear consistent track record. >> reporter: gingrich is resisting calls to lead the race saying he will do well in the south. wjz eyewitness news. >>> >> today rick santorum said he predicts he will get the nomination if the race is still undecided by the republican convention. >> no more the partying prince prince harry wrapped up his first mayor diplomatic tour to help his grandmothers diamond jubilee -- to mark it rather. harry's 1
the candidate who that will win the region. but romney's rivals they they're -- say they're not going anywhere. >> reporter: romney's associates say tuesday's primaries mean he'll be the last man standing. >> we're counting up the delegates for the convention and it looks good. and we're counting down the days to november and that looks even better. >> romney won six out of 10 of the corn tests. but -- tests. >> we have won races all over this country. against the odds. when they thought, oh, okay, he's finally finished. we keep coming back. [ laughter ] >> reporter: santorum's team said the former senator would be in ray much stronger position with all of the conservative voters behind him, if newt gingrich quit the race. the former speaker says no deal. >> and we are staying in this race because i believe that it is going to be impossible for a moderate to win the general election. >> reporter: campaigning in alabama, gingrich pushed his plan to lower gasoline prices. on the road in north carolina, president obama called those "phony election-year promises." >> there are no quick fixes to th
alive. he trails mitt romney and rick santorum. santorum says gingrich should pull out. >> no matter what. where does he go from here? next we go to illinois and he's sitting at 10% in illinois. >> reporter: gingrich says he has no intention of pulling out. >> reporter: there is no clear intention to today's primary. polls show a tight three-way race, between gingrich, romney and santorum. >> reporter: the majority of republican voters in alabama identify themselves as evangelicals. >> i'm looking for somebody with experience. i'm looking for somebody with some tenacity and honesty. and i'm looking for somebody who is a christian. >> reporter: rom three has had trouble make -- romney has had trouble making end roads with christians. >> fibecome president, my job will be to make sure you get good jobs. >> reporter: he's already in missouri, where voters head to the polls on saturday. but he's hoping to pull off a victory today to show he can win in the south. in bermingham, susan mcginness, wjz eyewitness news. >> there's also a primary contest in hawaii today, where republicans are h
the latest for wjz from ohio. ♪ [ music ] >>> mitt romney firedip supporters in canton, ohio. he took the stage to make the case for why they should get out and vote for him on tuesday. >> if you think this campaign against president obama is going to be about the economy and jobs and government being too big, then i'm the guy you need to nominate. >> reporter: romney will spend the entire day, campaigning in ohio. and so will rick santorum. polls show the two neck and neck here, heading into super tuesday's most critical contest. >> i come to the people of ohio. as a candidate, who shouldn't be here. shouldn't be here. if you looked at any political expert. and you look at the money that's been spent. >> reporter: santorum will watch the returns in stubenville. but if he wins here, he won't capture the area's delegates. his campaign failed to submit the required paperwork in some ohio districts. >> reporter: jim emerling will still support santorum. he's a small, owner in stubenville. >> he stands for a lot of causes that i believe in. and he's in pennsylvania, which is right across
southern primaries. >> mitt romney trying to get southern voters to warm up to him. >> governor said i had to say it right. morning, ya'll. >> reporter: campaigning in jackson, mississippi, romney worked to sell himself as the candidate who can beat president obama. newt gingrich is at's in the at ease in the south. that message could be working, newt gingrich is on top of a new mississippi poll but rival rick santorum is making a play for the same voters. santorum is hoping to convince southern republicans especially evangelicals that a vote for him tuesday would narrow the race. >> we go out and start winning elections and get this race down to two and win election after election, we are going to be the nominee? as the republicans battle it out, president obama swarms through a key battlegrounds state. he pitched 1 bldz plan to bring back jobs that have gone overseas and headed for texas for a pair of campaign fundraisers. daniel notingham, wjz eye witness news. >>> the congressman from texas who is in this race, ron paul sx campaigning in kansas today. he is jet to win a contest states
energy. he is the problem. he is not the solution. it is time to get him out of office. >> mitt romney and the other gop candidates are hitting the states that will vote on super tuesday. contests that will help decide who faces president obama in the fall. >> whoever becomes a republican nominee will need money. and a lot of it. after his trip to new hampshires president obama arrives here in new york city, where he's headlining four fundraisers. >> reporter: supporters are paying up to $35,000 to meet the president. overall, his re-election campaign is expected to raise around $1 billion. romney has shown he can raise campaign cash. but the other candidates lagged far behind. rick santorum says trying to outspend president obama will be a losing strategy. >> good luck doing that in the general election. it's not a winning formula. what's a winning formula is, having better ideas, motivating the base of the republican party. >> reporter: outside groups, called super packs, that can give unlimited cash have been helping the candidates wage their primary battle. president obama has one
know, the newt gingrich campaign comes on the heels of the mitt romney campaign last week. >> the former campaign speaker's swing through maryland brings him to the state house, where he takes a bow at the state senate, before taking a shot at the government's gas tax. >> there's talk about an increase in the gas tax for maryland. which i think shows political insensitivity as you can imagine. given the effort made to raise the price by as much as 25 cents a gallon, strikes me as being very, very anti, everyday working american. >> then leaving his own car parked, gingrich had his own car taken. >> he has got a great mind, sharp mind. history buff. we had a lot of history to talk about here. >> then on to ruth ann's deli for lunch. >> all candidates are welcome. we had john mccain in here a couple of years ago. and we have newt gingrich and whoever would like to come in, we take them all. >> reporter: they said the republican primary is the best he's seen. >> well, i think it's damn healthy. i think the debate seems to be -- i'm sphirks. and -- 76. and this debate seems to
street. mitt romney was in town yesterday in arbutus and frederick. this comes ahead of maryland's republican primary on april 3rd. >>> as summer approaches, maryland's most popular beaches, adding free events for visitors. ocean city will offer new deals for the public, every night of the week. including fireworks shows every night. and a laser light show every friday. the dew tour will also return in july. >>> still ahead on wjz eyewitness news at 5:00. a pilot loses control. the investigation into this helicopter crash caught on tape in afghanistan. >>> police take on a terror suspect. a violent end for the man who murdered jewish students in southern france. >>> i'm alex demetrick. coming up, a supreme court decision could help open the prison doors for a convicted child rapist in maryland. that story as eyewitness news continues. >>> weather changes on the way. bob has more coming up with his updated forecast. ,,,,,,,,,, it's oysternomics 101. you start with a u.s. senator named ben. by helping restore thousands of acres of oyster beds, he kept hundreds of oystermen on the j
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